Archive for the ‘International’ Category
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2014
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders agreed to a truce following a meeting which focused on how to end the crisis in Ukraine peacefully, the president’s press office confirmed.
“Following the meeting, the parties announced: 1. Truce 2. The start of negotiations to end the bloodshed, to stabilize the situation in the country, for the sake of civil peace,” the press office stated.
The president met with the leader of the nationalist Svoboda opposition party, Oleg Tyagnibok, Batkivshchyna opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and UDAR party leader Vitaly Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 1, 2013
Mr. Suresh Joshi was awarded as a Young Researcher on Sexuality for the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health of World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). The award was decided based on the research abstract and application submitted to the scientific committee of this conference organiser. The accepted abstract is about the Nepalese migrant’s sexual health issue, which though based on my Master’s degree thesis, is also related to his current PhD research. The title of the research abstract is: “HIV/AIDS KNOWLEDGE AND RISK PERCEPTIONS AMONG NEPALESE MIGRANT WORKERS IN GULF COUNTRIES” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in International | Tagged: Deakin University, Sexual Health of World Association for Sexual Health, University of Aberdeen, Young Researcher on Sexuality | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 1, 2013
We now know Alaskans love a good view (no, not of Russia). California is all about staying young. Connecticut embraces motherhood. And education always comes first in the state of Illinois.
These aren’t tourism highlights, but top search terms for each state put out by the adult website, Pornhub.
The winner for longest average duration spent on the porn site? It’s the state with the most letters, M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I. The shortest? Rhode Island.
Take a look below at the most-searched pornography terms, by region, and the per-state breakdown of average time spent on the site. This data is sure to shock and awe you.
Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.
Posted in International | Tagged: Online Video, Porn, Pornhub.Com, Pornhubcom, Search Terms, Sex, statistics, Strange News, The Pornography Industry, Weird News | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2013
Eugenie de Silva may be only 14 years old, but she already has very specific career aspirations.
“It is my ultimate goal to become the U.S. Defense Secretary,” de Silva, who lives in Harrogate, Tenn., told the Middlesboro Daily News earlier this year.
Though her dream job may sound mighty ambitious for a girl so young, de Silva has proved time and again that she’s anything but a typical teen.
A child prodigy, de Silva graduated from high school at the age of 11. This summer, she became a college grad. As the Daily News notes, the talented teen graduated summa cum laude from American Military University with a bachelor’s degree in intelligence analysis and a 4.0 GPA. She has also published two children’s books and authored several research papers on a wide range of topics including physics, behavioral sciences and psychology.
Starting in the fall, the extraordinary young woman will continue to impress the world with her academic prowess as she begins her simultaneous pursuit of two master’s degrees at two separate universities — one in legal studies at Harvard University and the other in intelligence analysis at American Military University.
“It’s always been my dream to attend Harvard so when I got there, it was really magnificent for me,” she told a local media channel earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in International | Tagged: 14-Year-Old Harvard, 14-Year-Old Harvard Master's, child prodigies, Child Prodigies In College, College, Eugenie De Silva, Eugenie De Silva College, Eugenie De Silva Harvard, Teen News, Video, Youngest College Graduates | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2013
Nigerian photographer Onafujiri “Fuji” Remet made a name for himself earlier this summer when his work was showcased in a Lagos exhibition.
Aside from his curious eye and ability to capture the color and motion of Nigerian street life, Remet received attention for his miniature stature — he is three years old after all.
Yes, you read that right. Little Fuji learned to man a Sony SLR before most of us could spell our names. His photos capture everything from street vendors to family portraits, from an unusually pint-sized vantage point.
Fuji’s early initiation to the art world can be attributed to his creative family. His father and two older sisters are artists as well. At present, the ambitious young photographer has 3,000 images to his name, according to Visual News. Not bad for a toddler, but Remet’s father has even bigger hopes for his budding child prodigy.
“I hope he grows up to become a larger than life photographer, who’ll explore his natural platform to impact remarkably on the course of humanity,” he told CNN.
Although Fuji may be one of the youngest artists we’ve featured on The Huffington Post Arts&Culture page, he is certainly not the only youngun to explore his creative side. Six-year-old Shorya Mahanot shows a striking resemblance to a young Jackson Pollock while eleven-year-old Autumn de Forest works in a pop art state of mind. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in International | Tagged: Art Prodigy, Arts News, Child Art Prodigy, child prodigies, Child Prodigy, Fuji Child Artist, Fuji Photographer, Fuji Remet, Nigerian Child Photographer, Photography, Three-Year-Old Photographer | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 8, 2013
Ganga Nemkul Sydney 7 July 2013: A new organization ‘Nepalese Federal Society Australia’ (NEFESO-Australia) has formally announced at the Ashbury Senior Citizen Centre hall, Sydney Australia as a sister organization of Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSP). The editor in chief of the Nepali Patra Rishi Acharya who was conducting the election process announced the name of the executive members as: Co-coordinator Ganesh Tamang; Assistant Coordinator Upendra Shrestha; Secretary Narbada Devi Rana; Assistant secretary Pratap Kharel; Treasury Arun Tamang, Assistant Treasury Ram Kumar Rai; Public Officer Samir Bantawa; Assistant Public officer Drabin Shrestha, Executive members Shashi Chandra Rai, Anil Tamang and Yogendra Rai. Then the chairman of the Federal Socialist Party Ashok Rai had taken their oath in the open secession through Skype and congratulated to the all members and executives body by explaining the road map of the journey of the FSP. Similarly the president of Centre Auditing Committee Sushila Shrestha and Co-ordinate of International organizations Angkaji Sherpa also expressed their congratulation including wishes for success. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2013
- Developing world will have 4 billion in cities by 2030
- Urban flooding is a top worry
- “Compact cities” speed emergency response
- Colombo’s remedy for flash floods: lakes and pumps
COLOMBO, 9 April 2013 (IRIN) – With the world’s mega-cities growing even larger, policymakers – especially those in developing countries – need urban planning that will help these areas withstand the impacts of natural disasters.
The urban population in developing countries is expected to double to four billion people by 2030, from two billion at the start of the century, according to a recent World Bank report on urban planning.
The physical space of these cities is likely to triple in size to 600,000sqkm over the same period, the report revealed, noting that implementing the right planning policies will be “the key to resilient and sustainable development”.
Abhas K. Jha, a World Bank sector manager for urban and disaster risk management in East Asia and the Pacific, based in Washington, DC, told IRIN it is crucial for government officials to build cities’ “resilience” to disaster.
Need risk assessment
“An assessment of the risk levels, a cost-benefit analysis of available interventions, and an inventory of existing capacity and financial resources can guide decision-makers in cities or in national governments in the prioritization of concrete actions,” Jha said.
He added that the first step is to understand risks at the national, regional and city levels.
“We have seen that disasters can wipe out decades of progress, and that [these] impacts can be felt throughout the whole region and globally, too, through supply chains and trade patterns,” said the Bank expert.
O.P. Agrawal, an urban transport specialist and one of the co-authors of the World Bank report, said planning is paramount to avoid hefty disaster-related bills. “The sooner you get into planning cities, even those cities that are already large, the more cost-effective it will be.”
Having a lead agency helps, he said, “to get good urban planning off the ground” so city services know about one another’s plans, urban emergency services are handled more effectively and land use is regulated more easily.
South Asia is home to some of the fastest-growing cities worldwide. Some of the main cities in the region include Dhaka, Bangladesh, which has a population of 13-15 million and is home to 37 percent of the country’s people, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, which has a population of 753,000. Both are the main economic engines of their countries and are prone to natural disasters, with floods being a top threat. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013
Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs — people who feed the needy, who take care of our veterans, or who support our children.
Is there someone in your life who deserves to be recognized by President Obama?
There are 9 days left before we close nominations on the 2013 Citizens Medal. Complete this easy nomination process before the public submission period closes:
Will you nominate a hero in your community?
Last year, people like you nominated over six thousand Americans from across the country and staff at the White House reviewed every single submission. Here are just a few examples: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013
China’s Greenland Group has unveiled plans to develop Sydney’s tallest residential tower.
The $600 million development is the group’s first foray into the Australian market and will reach a height of 240 metres – surpassing the 230 metre Meriton Apartments at World Square.
Greenland Group is no stranger to big developments. The company is one of the biggest state-owned enterprises in China with developments in about 65 cities. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in International, Science &Technology | Tagged: Brookfield Asset Management, Greenland Group, Sydney’s tallest residential tower, World Square | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 20, 2013
[What's going on in the world? Not sometimes, but frequently we can see fight in parliament in different countries. This does not suit. How to change the world and how to bring the world in the right track then if this kind of incidents repeat in parliament?]
Fights used to break out in the U.S. Congress — an occurrence that became obsolete as news cameras started making their way onto the House and Senate floors. But the prospect of being caught on camera trading blows doesn’t seem to worry Ukrainian politicians. Earlier today, dozens of MPs got into a fist fight in the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.
Here’s how it reportedly went down: When the head of the ruling, pro-Russian Party of Regions opened the session speaking Russian, his opponents in the nationalist Liberty Party began chanting “Speak Ukrainian!” and pounding on their desks. After the speaker called his opponents “chanting neo-fascists,” a member of the Liberty Party took to the podium, the Party of Regions began calling him a fascist to drown him out, and the fighting began.
Here’s a video:
Before you get too carried away by the footage, it’s worth pointing out that parliamentary fights between Ukraine’s pro-Russian and nationalist factions are not new — there is at least one a year. And in the grand scheme of political brawls, today’s was nothing special. Last year, another fight over the use of the Russian language led to several broken ribs:
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Posted in International | Tagged: Fight in parliament, Fight in parliament in Ukrain, Nationalist Liberty Party, Neo-fascists, Pro-Russian Party, Ukrainian parliamentary brawl, Verkhovna Rada | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2013
Idol series, one of several television shows that give formerly unknown persons an opportunity to become stars. The Idol series began in the United Kingdom and has since spread around the world - Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United States, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, South Africa, West African countries, Indonesia, and many other countries. Japanese idol, a heavily promoted and merchandised singer or actor,a model that will later heavily influence the conception of “Idol” in Other Asian countries Pop Culture (Such as: Hong Kong,South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore …).
Simon Cowell was given the role of judge on the first series of Pop Idol in the UK by then ITV Controller of Entertainment Claudia Rosencrantz in 2001, he was then judge on the first season of American Idol in 2002. With his notoriously critical reputation, Cowell is likened to TV personalities such as Judith Sheindlin and Anne Robinson. Cowell also appeared on the one-off World Idol programme in 2003, where it became clear that each country’s version of the Idol had attempted to come up with its own “Simon Cowell” type personality. In 2003, Cowell placed No 33 on Channel 4‘s list of the all-time 100 Worst Britons. Cowell’s S Records signed the top two finishers of the first season of Pop Idol, Will Young and Gareth Gates, both of whom went on to have No 1 UK hits. Efforts begun in 2001 materialised in 2004, when Cowell returned to his group manufacturing roots with his latest brainchild, the internationally successful operatic pop group Il Divo, consisting of three opera singers and one pop singer of four different nationalities. Inspired by the success of Il Divo, Simon created a child version, Angelis, beating competition from many similar groups emerging at Christmas 2006.
On 11 January 2010, Cowell’s exit from American Idol was made official. The 2010 season was Cowell’s last on the show. It was also announced that FOX had acquired the rights to The X Factor USA, an American version of Cowell’s popular British show, The X Factor, which began in September 2011.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2013
EIGHT masked gunmen made a hole in a security fence at Brussels’ international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot, authorities said.
The gang used two black cars in their daring raid late Monday, grabbed the cache of stones and sped off into the darkness, said Anja Bijnens, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor’s office.
“They tried to pass themselves off as police officers,” Ms Bijnens said. They reportedly wore outfits which resembled dark police clothing and both cars had blue lights on top, she said.
Police found one burnt-out vehicle close to the airport later Monday night and said they were still looking for clues.
The heist was estimated at some $50 million in diamonds, said Caroline De Wolf of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.
Baggage carts make their way past a Helvetic Airways aircraft from which $50 million worth of diamonds were stolen on the tarmac of Brussels international airport in a daring diamond heist. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in International | Tagged: Belgium, Biggest diamond theft, Brussels, Brussels-Airport, Crime, Diamond Heist, Diamond Theft, Diamonds, UK News, World's biggest diamond theft, Zurich | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 6, 2013
By Bonnie Kavoussi
Lynsi Torres, the 30-year-old president and owner of In-N-Out Burger, is the youngest female billionaire in the U.S., Bloomberg reports. Her grandparents Harry and Esther Snyder founded the hamburger chain.
Torres does not have a college degree or much formal management training, Bloomberg reports. Thanks to In-N-Out’s large fan base at its nearly 280 restaurants in five states, the chain is now worth roughly $1.1 billion, according to estimates – 19,298 times more than the median U.S. household in 2010.
For more on In-N-Out’s secrets to success, you can read Bloomberg’s full report here.
Bloomberg has uncovered other secret billionaires over the past year. It reported in September that the private Elaine Marshall, 70, is the fourth-richest woman in the United States, thanks to her 15 percent stake in Koch Industries. Bloomberg revealed in August that Dirce Navarro de Camargo is Brazil’s richest woman. And Bloomberg reported last week that four step-grandchildren of former Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels are billionaires. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 2, 2013
If the class action lawsuit over the Queensland floods proceeds following the devastating damage caused in 2011, then Engineers Australia wants the information surrounding the action to be made freely available.
An independent investigation has concluded that the flooding of a large number of properties down river from Wivenhoe Dam in 2011 would not have occurred had the dam’s operations been up to the standards expected of a reasonably competent dam operator.
Comprehensive modelling will form the basis of a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of flood victims in Queensland’s southeast. The modelling will be run on a no-win no-fee basis by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and backed by litigation funder IMF Australia.
Maurice Blackburn Class Actions principal Damian Scattini said there is sufficient evidence to ensure a class action could proceed.
“Our modelling shows that had Wivenhoe been operated properly there would not have been flooding in some areas,” he said. “In other areas this poor operation meant flooding was much worse than it should have been. This evidence provides us with strong grounds to proceed with a class action.”
Rosalie was one of the badly affected suburbs in the 2011 Brisbane flood. Photo: Glen Hunt Read the rest of this entry »
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